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No, There's Been No Olympic Armageddon
CBS ^ | October 4, 2009 | Bob Schieffer

Posted on 10/04/2009 8:20:09 AM PDT by maggief

(CBS) This is going to come as a surprise to some but the world did not end Friday!

From what I heard all week, a lot of people thought it might if the President flew to Copenhagen and failed to bring home the Olympics.

Well, he went. He asked. He failed.

It was not even close.

So he came home. Washington spent most of the week, gnashing its teeth about whether he should have gone. Republicans accused him of dereliction of duty. Some in his own party shuddered at the possible humiliation of it all.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics

1 posted on 10/04/2009 8:20:09 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Yeah, you just keep telling yourself all those warm and fuzzy things, Bob.


2 posted on 10/04/2009 8:22:21 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (When a president must hire out his real job to 32 czars, he was never CEO material.)
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To: maggief

Nice try, Bob Schieffer.


3 posted on 10/04/2009 8:22:48 AM PDT by GnL
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To: maggief

Obozo and his worshippers hare developing a tolerance to failure.

They’re becoming mediocrity junkies.


4 posted on 10/04/2009 8:23:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: maggief

"There's been no Olympic Armageddon.
Now go back to your lives, citizens."

5 posted on 10/04/2009 8:23:58 AM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs)
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To: maggief

Does Schieffer really believe that the whole trip was some little staffer’s idea? Come on, Bob! This was all ego.


6 posted on 10/04/2009 8:24:25 AM PDT by Rokurota
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To: Rokurota

Sounds like Bob is setting up some lowly staffer to be the fall guy.


7 posted on 10/04/2009 8:26:51 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

this is the best laugh us conservatives have had in weeks........thank you ‘bams.


8 posted on 10/04/2009 8:29:16 AM PDT by tioga (Drip, Drip, Drip.........the ACORNS are falling.)
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To: maggief

Chicago ain’t the place for the summer Olympics.
Chicago ain’t the place for the winter Olympics.

Chicago, in a good year, might be the place for a two-week-bender-in-the-spring Olympics.

But that’s about it.


9 posted on 10/04/2009 8:30:38 AM PDT by djf (Some people are proud. Some people are curious. I'm proud that I'm curious!!)
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To: maggief

No Bob, but “jumped the shark” is going to be replaced by “flew to Copenhagen”.


10 posted on 10/04/2009 8:32:42 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: mikey_hates_everything
No Bob, but “jumped the shark” is going to be replaced by “flew to Copenhagen”.

Perfect.

11 posted on 10/04/2009 8:36:53 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
Scheiffer needs to end his career as an NPR commentator, just like the broken down old liberals Moyers and Danile Schorr.
12 posted on 10/04/2009 8:37:06 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: mikey_hates_everything

“Washington spent most of the week, gnashing its teeth about whether he should have gone.”

Couldn’t miss the opportunity to point out a comma splice in a CBS article. Idiots...


13 posted on 10/04/2009 8:37:23 AM PDT by gun_supporter
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To: maggief

No, “ARMAGEDDON!” is for San Francisco Pride Weekend.


14 posted on 10/04/2009 8:38:19 AM PDT by RichInOC ("ARMAGEDDON!!!" [BOOM!] "And the rodents' red glare...gerbils bursting in air...")
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To: maggief

So have they gone through the full lefty feeling spectrum?

Arrogance - Thinking the games were in the bag because O and O-ette went to Denmark.

Shock - At losing in the first round.

Sadness - At the IOC for not recognizing the greatness of the O like they do.

Disgust - At the right for laughing at their dashes egos

And now acceptance that the Olympics were no big deal and the world goes on.


15 posted on 10/04/2009 9:03:20 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: maggief

>> “This is going to come as a surprise to some but the world did not end Friday!”

In other news:
“Eight American soldiers and two Afghans have been killed in an attack on two outposts in remote eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said on Sunday.”

With the distraction of the Olympics out of the Administration’s mind, is there time now for a decision regarding the resources the Military has requested for Afghanistan?


16 posted on 10/04/2009 9:14:25 AM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: mikey_hates_everything

It’s even better if you say “Copenhagen” lie a Euroweenie:
Copen-haaahh-gen, not Copen-hay-gen.


17 posted on 10/04/2009 9:14:42 AM PDT by 5by5 (l for it.)
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To: maggief

I just don’t know how I would mange the process of thinking without CBS telling me how to do it.

Bless you CBS for correcting my doubleplusungood wrong thinking.


18 posted on 10/04/2009 9:24:45 AM PDT by MrLuigi (incompetence)
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To: maggief
They forgot to close tags:

No, There's Been No Olympic Armageddon /Baghdad Bob

There, better1

19 posted on 10/04/2009 9:28:50 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Rokurota

Sounds to me like it was VJ’s call.

http://chicagoist.com/2009/10/04/details_emerge_about_chicago_2016s.php

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett (one of the many Chicagoans Obama brought with him to DC), said, “The intelligence that we had from the U.S. Olympic Committee and Chicago bid team was that it was very close and therefore well worth our efforts. The message was that...a personal appeal from the president would make a huge difference.”


20 posted on 10/04/2009 9:34:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

21 posted on 10/04/2009 9:55:03 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: maggief

CBS says everything’s alright.

He’s screwed.


22 posted on 10/04/2009 11:36:38 AM PDT by Humble Servant (somebody)
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To: paulycy

great juxtaposition!


23 posted on 10/04/2009 11:39:03 AM PDT by Humble Servant (somebody)
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